I know this is going to sound crazy. And it is going to be hard to explain why it should be so. But the entire structure of the worship of God in the Old Testament apparently existed long before Moses ever heard about it.
There was a tabernacle and all of its paraphernalia in heaven, wherever that is. Oh, it was different, to be sure, in the same way that a real airplane is different from a plastic model. But it was there.
The story is all through the Book of Hebrews and the implications of it are puzzling. Take a look at the eighth chapter of Hebrews, for example.
Ronald L. Dart
Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.